Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

LGBTQIA Health Services - RWJ University Hospital Somerset

Address: 128 Rehill Ave, Suite 1100, Somerville, NJ 08876

Appointments: 1-855-776-8334

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The Babs Siperstein PROUD Center is pleased to welcome back our patients for in-person visits. We have taken the following precautions to ensure your safety:

  • Appointments are scheduled so that only one patient is in the center at any time.
  • Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to call the office from your car. We will ask you a few questions as part of our COVID-19 screening and will confirm your registration information. We will ask you to wait in your car until we call you to come inside for your appointment.
  • When entering the building, your temperature will be taken and you will be given a surgical mask to wear. All of our staff also wear a mask at all times.
  • You will be taken directly to an exam room where you will use an electronic tablet to finalize your registration and make payment. For your safety, the tablet is disinfected after each use. Cash payments can be made after your visit is complete.
  • After your appointment, you will be brought to the waiting area where you will speak to the receptionist (behind the glass partition) to schedule your next appointment.
  • Continual cleaning is conducted in the exam rooms and all public areas, including exam tables, chairs, countertops and door handles, to help keep everyone healthy and safe.

Telehealth services are also available for new and existing patients.

About Us

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community at our Babs Siperstein PROUD Center.. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care you need at all stages of your life.

The PROUD Center’s goal is to provide health services to the LGBTQIA community in an evidence-based, culturally-competent manner. The PROUD Center is located on the hospital’s campus, offering patients access to our comprehensive health care services such as laboratory, radiology, cardiology, emergency, oncology, and rehabilitative services, and an on-site Walgreen’s pharmacy.

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive Primary Care
  • Immunization
  • HIV prevention: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) & post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Hormone therapy and monitoring
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Same-day sick visits
  • Chronic illness management
  • Referrals for specialty services, such as behavioral health services
  • Health education and counseling
  • Support groups

Our Health Care Team

Our health care team recognizes the unique medical needs of the LGBTQIA community and is dedicated to offering high-quality, culturally competent care.

Our team includes

  • Lalitha Hansch, MD, FAAFP, DABMA, Program Director, RWJ Somerset Family Practice

  • Paula A. Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC, Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

  • Aminah Williams, MHA, Practice Manager, Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

  • Amanda Francis, DO

  • Alicia K. Rogers, MSN, APN-BC

  • Jamila H. Carter, RN, BSN

  • Danielle King, MPH, Coordinator/Patient Navigator

  • Avery Heimann, MA, MEd, Patient Service Representative


Our office hours are:

Monday – Friday 8:30am-5pm with evening hours

To schedule an appointment with the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center, please call 1-855- PROUD-FH (1-855-776-8334).


RWJUH Somerset
Somerset Family Practice Building
128 Rehill Ave - Suite 1100 Somerville, NJ 08876

The Babs Siperstein PROUD Center is conveniently located in Central New Jersey and is easily accessible from most major highways, including Routes 287, 78, 202 and 206, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. Free parking is available in a surface lot adjacent to our center. The facility is handicapped accessible.

Additional LGBTQ+ health information and resources:

Patient Stories

  • "I felt right at home the minute I walked through the door,” says Jesiah, recalling a sense of relief when he saw the rainbow flag hanging above the front desk. “The whole staff—from the receptionists to the nurses and doctors—were so welcoming."

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